C4 has released a further trail for Derren Brown: The Events… and this time it’s forwards. Read more
But what is Derren doing? Read more
Original Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson is returning to the hostelry trade on TV. Read more
It was good to see Mark Lawson in The Guardian last week turning his attention to Big Brother. Read more
As Big Brother returns tonight for its 10th series, C4 reveals the manipulations in store. Read more
When’s the last time you watched comedy on Channel 4? Read more
The final part of Red Riding, finally justified the hype, I reckon. Read more
Greatness seems to have been bestowed on Red Riding, not for what it is, but rather for its pedigree. Read more
Monday, February 23, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Last week, Kate Richardson nabbed Countdown infamy with a dodgy seven-letter word. Read more
Charlie Brooker will be recording a new TV review show on Friday, 30 January. Read more
“…Where we do what we want”.
It’s hard to remember the last time C4 put so much weight behind one of its dramas. Red Riding, adapted from the novels of David Peace, tells the story of policing in Yorkshire through the 1970s and early ’80s. The trilogy was unveiled to the press tonight via a lowkey press launch in Shoreditch, East London.
C4’s Head of Drama, Liza Marshall, unveiled a selection of clips from each episode (which are set in 1974, 1980 and 1983 respectively), commenting that a production like this is reason enough the channel should be helped out of its current financial crisis. Read more
Countdown returns on Monday, C4, with its all-new presenting team – Jeff Stelling (“Stelling is the name - six consonants, two vowels”) at the desk, and the very smiley Rachel Riley wrangling the letters and numbers.
Do not go gentle into that good night…
Is Jeff Stelling really going to inherit the Countdown presenter’s chair from Des O’ Connor? Read more
“There’s nothing remarkable about this family at all, except one thing…”
So runs John Simm’s narration at the top of C4’s keenly anticipated new fly-on-the-wall series. Very much posited as a successor to Paul Watson’s 12-part documentary of the same name – which followed the fortunes of the Wilkins of Reading over two months in 1974 – this series, unbelievably, proves itself equal to the task. Read more
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Bloody hell. Des O’Connor’s quitting Countdown!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
This just in: Terry Wogan’s Total Recall! Read more
Friday, April 4, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Andy Favell from C4’s The TV Show has been back on the blog phone, this time with a list. “Of all the programmes that make people get in touch with C4,” he says, “these were most loved/unloved in March.” Read more
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Andy Favell, the Web Editor for Channel 4’s The TV Show has been on the OTT blog phone. Here’s what he said… Read more
Thursday, February 7, 2008 by Matthew Rudd · Comments Off
I’m enjoying the repeats of Whose Line is it Anyway? on Dave, although there has been some quite brutal editing done for watershed purposes; the type which Canadian and American audiences used to suffer even in more appropriate later slots when the episodes were first aired. This was not what Hat Trick nor Channel 4 intended…